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Principal, Software Engineer, Remote Rendering

Magic Leap

Magic Leap

Software Engineering
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Magic Leap is expanding its Graphics and Rendering team, and we are looking for talented engineers who are ready for a challenge to help in the development of our spatial and split computing framework targeting solutions such as remote rendering.


  • Architect, implement and maintain pipelines and features
  • Design, write, debug and refine rendering systems, features, tools and infrastructure as needed
  • Work with other engineers in developing applications and samples to show case proof of work
  • Evaluate and understand the intentions of the projects, document development needs and assess technical feasibility
  • Analyze existing functionality in the existing solutions and see if they are in line with intentions
  • Suggest improvements whenever necessary by designing and implementing new systems
  • Collaborate with other teams to establish constraints and communicate the technical possibilities of the various needs
  • Validate the performance by automating kpi and setup test cases
  • Optimize whenever necessary
  • Suggest innovations
  • Identify and triage bugs
  • Document work, create technical documentation as needed
  • Contribute to department best practices and guidelines
  • Provide realistic task estimations

Technical Requirements

  • Minimum 10 + years of professional experience working on software products
  • Advanced understanding in C++
  • AR/VR or spatial computing development experience is an advantage
  • A good understanding of computer graphics, 3d engines and 3d technology principles
  • An advanced understanding of 3d platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them
  • Good experience in OpenGL and ability to write shaders
  • Strong computer science and 3D maths background
  • Understand latency sensitive issues in the display pipeline
  • Understand 6dof motion to photon issues
  • A demonstrable willingness to develop software engineering process and application production skills
  • Hands-on experience with Vulkan programming is a huge bonus
  • Custom engine (or Unreal/Unity plugin) development experience is an advantage
  • Experience with networking technologies such as socket programming is a huge bonus
  • Experience with Video codecs such as H.265, H.264, VP8/9 is an advantage
  • Experience with Android Native Framework development is an advantage

Skill Requirements

  • Be proactive and able to help with ad-hoc problem solving
  • Must be a team player and know how to operate in a cross-team environment
  • An avid enthusiast for spatial computing and 3d technologies
  • Experience communicating the use of 3d engines and their scripting component framework both verbally and in written form
  • Must have high attention to detail and extremely high bar for the quality of work
  • Able to work in research oriented topics
  • Must be organized and able to context switch between multiple projects
  • Ability to do task breakdown and write documentation
  • Research, communicate and anticipate business and product needs in the relevant field
  • Must have great time management skills to perform in a busy work environment
  • Exceptional communications skills


  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, Maths, Physics, or a related technical field

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. In addition to salary, Magic Leap offers a discretionary bonus, equity, and a fully comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.
US Base Salary Range
$162,000$226,000 USD